Sunday, June 15, 2008

No Fear...

Some friends threw a pool party for their daughter's 5th birthday yesterday. It was Judah's first time swimming. Steve got in with him and let him kick and splash, threw Judah up in the air and caught him, etc. They were having a great time together. Judah just didn't want to get out of the water. After a while, the cupcakes were served so Judah took a break from swimming for a snack (one of his fave things in life!). Shortly after cupcakes, Judah decided he was ready to swim again so he jumped right in--without mommy or daddy!!! Since I was fully clothed, I called Steve, who jumped right in to save Judah. It was a scary moment for us and we are so thankful that Judah was alright. In fact, he didn't even seem to be phased by the whole thing. He still showed no signs of fear of the water after he was under and couldn't get back up for several seconds. We already had Judah signed up for swim lessons, which start next week, but we're extra glad now to be able to start teaching him some basic swimming skills. Thank you, God, for keeping my baby safe in your arms and thank you, Steve, for moving so fast on the pool deck!

1 comment:

brad, deb, kayla, & emma said...

How scary!! Emma is exactly the same way, except that she will crawl into the water until her face is emerged and keep going as if nothing is wrong... HELLO! Can't wait to hear how Judah's swim lessons go.